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Shout-Out to My Better Half

Posted by savannahkase on October 2, 2014 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Personal, Working Mom |

Today is my husband’s birthday, which seems like a good excuse to openly express my appreciation for all that he is and does. At this phase in his life, my husband is struggling to define himself. Especially in a career-oriented place like Washington, D.C. – where every conversation begins: “What’s your name and what do […]

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A Day for Dads

Posted by savannahkase on June 15, 2014 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting, Working Mom |

Father’s Day did not become a national holiday until 1972, decades after a day was designated for moms.  And it is still pales in comparison to Mother’s Day; the National Retail Foundation reports that just 64% of consumers plan to buy a card for their dad, while 81% bought one for their mom.  The theory […]

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Am I Too Attached? … Take 2

Posted by savannahkase on November 1, 2013 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting |

It’s one thing to be overly-attached to your new baby, as I discussed previously, but to your husband?  Tonight is the first night that my husband and I will have spent apart while being on the same continent, and I am having serious separation anxiety. As recounted in one of my earliest posts, my husband […]

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Guilt By Expectation

Posted by savannahkase on October 3, 2013 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Personal, Working Mom |

As he headed out to do some errands sans baby this morning, I announced to my husband, “By the time you get back, we will both be dressed, fed, and packed for our trip tomorrow, plus, the baby will have napped and I will have done at the laundry.” When my husband returned, about an […]

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Pleasantly Surprised by “Modern Dads”

Posted by savannahkase on August 22, 2013 in Current Events, Mom & Dad Dynamics, Parenting |

Last night, A&E premiered their new reality show, “Modern Dads,” about four stay-at-home dads in Austin, Texas, and I feel compelled to admit that I kinda sorta liked it.  I was prepared to be annoyed and possibly offended by it, for a number of reasons.  First of all, it bothers me that stay-at-home dads are […]

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My Better Half

Posted by savannahkase on August 9, 2013 in Mom & Dad Dynamics, Personal, Working Mom |

I am not just a working mom, I am a “breadwinner mom,” one of the 5.1 million (37%) married mothers who have a higher income than their husbands. Unlike most of my peers in this cohort, however, I do not just earn a higher income, I earn the sole income on which our family depends. […]

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